Hey there, I have a 22 week old BLRW that turned out to be a cockerel. We got four chicks straight run, and the other three ended up pullets. So......this looks like a roo. He's a big boy, saddle feathers, bigger waddles and comb than the girls obviously. He's even starting to try and show them he's boss. Not my older hens, he's respectful/afraid of them. Hahah. He will come right up to me and get treats and somewhat trusts me. He is not as of yet aggressive towards anyone at all, which is a pleasant surprise. But the weird thing is, what he's not doing. He's not..........CROWING. At all. No noises like a rooster would make at all, really. Unless he's startled or grabbed then he clucks/bawks etc. But no crowing. I have only had one other rooster, an Australorp, that did not work out because of his aggression towards me once his hormones got rolling. He was crowing by 9-10 weeks though. LOUDLY as soon as he figured it out. So, what do other chicken keepers think? Is this just a breed where the roosters mouth off a little later in life? Will he eventually crow even if he hasn't shown any signs yet? Have I got a unicorn- a rooster who won't crow? I live in a place where crowing might not be great, so this is an interesting development. He's gorgeous and I love him to bits, just curious as he's very different from our last one. Thanks!